West End

Pristine and quiet, this is not a heavily populated spot, mostly frequented by guests at the adjacent villas. There is shallow water for wading and some trees to provide shade.

Situated toward the western outskirts of West End, this beach is on the South West coast of Cayman Brac. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. The surrounding area is not overflowing with tourists, however, there is still plenty to do here.

How to Access The Beach

There is a route here for public access, so you'll feel totally welcome on this beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

On Cayman Brac's northwestern edge, West End is a brilliant white sand beach, flanked by warm, clear Caribbean waters. The beach has some rock formations that make for an interesting visual landscape and has some development and villas lining the beach.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South West coast of Cayman Brac; the area hosts attractions such as Cayman Brac Community Park, which is less than a mile away.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but many travelers find that museums like Cayman Brac Museum (located just a quick taxi trip away) offer a fun learning experience and help share a different side of the Cayman Islands.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near West End
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cayman Brac Community Park Park 0.9 E Cayman Brac
Salt Water Pond Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.6 E Cayman Brac
Rebecca's Cave Historical Site 1.8 E Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac Museum Museum 3.8 ENE Cayman Brac
Captain Charlie Kirkconnell's House Historical Site 5.6 ENE Cayman Brac

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though vacationers will not find very many accommodations in the region, those accommodations closest to West End are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near West End
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Brac Reef Beach Resort 0.3 mi. S Resort
Carib Sands Beach Resort 1.0 mi. E Resort

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is The Palm Restaurant. This restaurant offers both American and Continental menu items. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near West End
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Palm Restaurant (345) 948-1323 American, Continental Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Tipsy Turtle Pub (345) 948-1323 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Brac Snack Shack (345) 948-1385 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Domino's West End (345) 949-8282 Italian Very Casual -- --
Popo Jeb's Pizza (345) 917-0940 Chinese, Italian Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Golden Jerk -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Sherry's (345) 948-1385 -- -- -- --
Captain's Table Restaurant (345) 948-1418 Caribbean, Continental, European Informal 1.4 mi. E
Aunt Sha's Kitchen (345) 948-1581 Caribbean, Cayman -- 1.4 mi. E
Biggies Restaurant -- Caribbean -- 1.7 mi. ENE
La Esperanza (345) 948-0591 Caribbean, Cayman, International Very Casual 3.8 mi. ENE
Kirkconnell’s Market Deli (345) 948-2252 Caribbean, International Very Casual 3.9 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

Cayman Brac has several beautiful beaches, so if West End doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you may want to try is Buccaneer Beach, located within a short distance.

While the Cayman Islands has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at West End is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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